First Year

Required Courses

  • Civil Procedure I 503 (3)
  • Constitutional Law I 507 (3)
  • Contracts 501 (6)
  • Criminal Law 568 (3)
  • Legal Research and Writing I 514 (3)
  • Legal Research and Writing II 515 (3)
  • Property 504 (4)
  • Torts 502 (6)

Designated January Skill Session Course


Second & Third Year

Required Courses

  • Legal Profession 603 (3)

Skills Requirement: You must successfully complete three skills courses.  Normally, a student satisfies the requirement with three courses in the required January Skill Session.  For each spring semester in residence, you must take a skills course in the required January Skill Session.  If you are unable to successfully complete three January Skill Session courses, you must obtain permission from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to substitute a designated skills course for each January Skill Session course you did not   complete.  The Registrar will list on each semester schedule those courses designated as skills courses.

Writing Requirement: During the second or third year of law study, each student must select and complete one course from a list of writing courses designated each year by the Curriculum Committee. The courses and seminars each require a substantial writing component, involving the application of knowledge and skills gained from several areas of legal study, or in-depth research and analysis of legal issues in a specialized field of law. A cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 (C) or better must be earned in order for a student to be eligible to graduate. To complete the 90-credit-hours requirement for graduation, the student is given a wide choice of elective courses during the second and third years.

Recommended Courses: Students planning to take the Mississippi Bar Examination should contact the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions for information regarding areas of law covered by the exam.


Elective Courses

*Indicates courses that are rarely taught.

  • Academic Legal Writing 745 (2-3)
  • Administrative Law 605 (2-3)
  • Admiralty Law 628 (3)*
  • Advanced Legal Ethics 749 (2-3)
  • Advanced Legal Research 720 (1-3)
  • Advanced Legal Writing 712 (3)
  • Agency and Partnership 506 (2-3)*
  • Agricultural Law 674 (3)*
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 651 (2-3)
  • Antitrust Law 621 (2-3)
  • Appellate Advocacy 602 (2-3)
  • Appellate Judicial Externship Program 602 (3-12)
  • Banking Law 607 (2-3)*
  • Bankruptcy 558 (3)
  • Bankruptcy Reorganization Seminar 622 (3)
  • Bioethics 665 (2-3)
  • Business Law Practicum 739 (2-3)
  • Business Planning 629 (1-3)*
  • Business Regulation Externship 725 (3-12)
  • Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process 721 (3)
  • Children in the Legal System 646 (1-3)
  • Civil Clinic I 690 (3-5)
  • Civil Clinic II 691 (3-5)
  • Civil Clinic III 692 (3-5)
  • Civil Clinic IV 693 (3-5)
  • Civil Procedure II 577 (2-4)
  • Coastal and Ocean Law 675 (3)
  • Commercial Paper 694 (2-3)
  • Communications Law 673 (3)*
  • Comparative Law 643 (2-3)*
  • Comparative National Space Law (1-3)*
  • Conflict of Laws 608 (2-3)
  • Constitutional Law II 508 (3)
  • Constitutional Law Seminar 569 (3)
  • Contract Drafting 584 (2-3)*
  • Copyright Law 657 (3)*
  • Corporate Finance Law 606 (3)
  • Corporations 601 (3-4)
  • Criminal Appeals Clinic 697 (4)
  • Criminal Procedure I: Investigation 635 (3-4)
  • Criminal Procedure II: Adjudication 714 (3-4)
  • Criminal Trial Evidence Skills 748 (2)
  • Criminal Trial Practice 686 (1-3)
  • Critical Race Theory 743 (2-3)*
  • Current Problems in International Law* 638 (3)
  • Cybercrime 718 (2-3)
  • Deferred Compensation 660 (3)*
  • Disability Law and Policy 717 (2-3)*
  • Eminent Domain 670 (2-3)*
  • Eminent Domain Seminar 671 (1-2)*
  • Employee Benefi ts Law 728 (3)*
  • Employer-Employee Relations 645 (3)*
  • Employment Discrimination 640 (2-3)
  • Energy Law 746 (2-3)*
  • Entertainment Law 709 (2-3)*
  • Environmental Law 581 (2-3)
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts 747 (2-3)*
  • Estate Planning 682 (2-3)
  • European Communities Law 530 (1-3)*
  • Evidence 600 (3-4)
  • Family Law 560 (2-3)
  • Family Law Seminar 627 (1-3)
  • Federal Habeas Corpus Law 716 (2)
  • Federal Indian Law 730 (2-3)*
  • Federal Jurisdiction 696 (2-3)
  • Federal Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers 626 (2-3)
  • Federal Trial Practice 678 (2-3)
  • Fourth Amendment Seminar 731 (2-3)
  • Future Interests and Trusts 641 (2-3)*
  • Gaming Law 661 (2-3)
  • General Practice 631 (2-3)
  • Gender and Law 742 (2-3)
  • Health Care Law 726 (2-3)
  • Health Care Law II 741 (3)
  • Higher Education and the Law 684 (1-3)
  • Housing Law 644 (2-3)*
  • Immigration Law 663 (2-3)*
  • Income Taxation II 702 (3)
  • Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders 633 (3)
  • Income Taxation of Individuals 613 (3)
  • Individual Study I 615 (1-3)
  • Individual Study II 715 (1-3)
  • International Finance 543 (3)

 

  • Insurance 559 (2-3)
  • Intellectual Property 580 (2-3)
  • International Aviation Law 724 (3)
  • International Commercial Arbitration 722 (3)
  • International Environmental Law 656 (2-3)*
  • International Human Rights Law 719 (3)
  • International Intellectual Property 732 (2-3)
  • International Law 620 (2-3)
  • International Security Law and Policy 658 (2-3)
  • International Space Law 680 (3)
  • International Telecommunications Law 752 (1-3)
  • International Trade 575 (2-3)
  • Internet Law 729 (3)
  • Interviewing and Counseling 699 (1-6)
  • Journal of Space Law 583 (1-4)
  • Jurisprudence 619 (2-3)
  • Labor Arbitration Law 624 (3)*
  • Labor Law I 614 (3)
  • Labor Law II 617 (2-3)*
  • Land Finance I 572 (2-3)*
  • Land Finance II 574 (2-3)*
  • Land Planning 632 (2-3)*
  • Land Titles 570 (1-3)*
  • Law and Computers 538 (3)
  • Law and Economics 576 (2-3)
  • Law and Film 744 (2-3)
  • Law and Literature 653 (3)
  • Law and Medicine 695 (1-3)
  • Law and Religion 688 (2-3)
  • Law Journal 610 (1-5)
  • Law of Armed Confl ict 531 (2-3)
  • Lawyering Skills Workshop 551 (3)
  • Legal Accounting 573 (1-3)
  • Legal History 541 (2-3)*
  • Legal History of Slavery 734 (3)
  • Legal Problems of Indigence 639 (2-3)
  • Legal Process 659 (3)*
  • Legislation 510 (2-3)
  • Local Government Law 564 (2-3)
  • Mississippi Civil Practice 579 (2-3)
  • Moot Court Board 666 (1-4)
  • Oil and Gas 609 (2-3)
  • Partnership Taxation 634 (1-3)
  • Patent Law 535 (3)*
  • Political and Civil Rights 662 (3)
  • Pretrial Practice 544 (2-3)
  • Private International Air Law 751 (1-3)
  • Pro Bono Service 713 (1)
  • Problems in Evidence 637 (2-3)*
  • Prosecutorial Externship 654 (3-12)
  • Public International Air Law 751 (1-3)
  • Public Service Internship 636 (3-12)
  • Public Utility Regulation 561 (3)*
  • Remedies 642 (1-3)
  • Remote Sensing Law 655 (3)
  • School Law Seminar 648 (2-3)
  • Seamen’s Remedies 669 (2-3)*
  • Secured Transactions 571 (3)
  • Securities Regulation 650 (3)
  • Selected Legal Topics I 698 (2-3)
  • Selected Legal Topics II 701 (1-3)
  • Selected Legal Topics III 703 (1-3)
  • Selected Legal Topics IV 704 (1-3)
  • Selected Legal Topics V 705 (1-3)
  • Selected Legal Topics VI 706 (1-3)
  • Selected Legal Topics VII 707 (1-3)
  • Selected Legal Topics VIII 708 (1-3)
  • Sentencing 668 (1-3)
  • Sex Discrimination 687 (2-3)*
  • Space Security Law 736 (3)
  • Sports Law 647 (3)
  • Structure and Powers in the U.S. Constitution 727 (3)
  • Supreme Court Practice 582 (1-3)
  • Tax Problems 623 (1-3)*
  • The Prosecution Function 685 (3)
  • Trusts 604 (3)*
  • U.S. National Aviation Law 723 (3)
  • United States Domestic Space Law 679 (3)
  • White Collar Crime (3)
  • Wills and Estates 516 (1-4)
  • Wills and Trusts Drafting 630 (3)
  • Workers’ Compensation 618 (2-3)
  • Youth Court Seminar 550 (2-3)*